The Artists' Houses

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The Artists' Houses

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A restrained, red-brick house with Caen stone dressings, custom-built studio house of Frederic Leighton in Holland Park. Designed in 1864, constructed in 1866, extended once in 1869-70 and again in 1877-79, when the famous, two-story Arab Hall was…

Studio of Frederic Leighton
Exterior of the garden front of Leighton House, showing north-facing studio windows on the first floor and the Arab Hall.

No. 2 Palace Gate
The custom- built studio house of John Everett Millais in Palace Gate. A square, conservative Italianate house with Sicilian marble floors and carved Bücknow fireplaces. It was designed by architect Philip Hardwick but constructed by William Cubitt…

1 Holland Park Road<br /><br />
The custom-built studio house of Valentine Cameron Prinsep in Holland Park. A simple, unornamented red-brick house with segmental and pointed arches. It was designed in 1864 and constructed in 1866, altered once in 1877 to include an additional story…

West House, Studio-house of G. Boughton
A four story red-brick house with crow-step gables and seventeenth-century windows in Campden Hill, Kensington, London. Custom built studio house of George H. Boughton. It was built in 1878.

Boehm's sculpture studio and Poynter's painting studio were among the twenty assorted studios on Sydney Close  known collectively as “The Avenue.” Other artists in residence there included Sir Alfred Gilbert R.A., Elizabeth Thompson, Charles Edward…

Leighton and Watts were the two artists at the heart of the “Holland Park Circle.” They were close friends and would often call on each other using a gate that connected their gardens. Watts's house contained four studios and a large gallery…

Fitzroy Square
Fitzroy Square, Camden, London. Looking West.

Arab Hall
Architectural sketch of Leighton's Arab Hall
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